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STORIES FROM THE FIELD

The Farmacy Food Prescription Program

2017 - Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (Kentucky) leads a food prescription program (the farmacy program) that offers disease specific food vouchers for the local farmers market while helping to sustain area farmers and support community development in rural...

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Circle of Care Joins Food, Families, Health

2017 - La Maestra Community Health Centers (LMCHC) (California) offers garden spots, fresh food, a food pantry, holiday meals and resources for immigrants, refugees, homeless and other urban underserved in San Diego. The local food pantry provides special services...

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Access, Nutrition, Education and Partnership

2017- Erie Family Health Center (EFHC) ( Illinois) works to be strengthen their school-based health centers programs with starting a community garden in a district designated as a food desert. The garden is part of the school health program, introducing children to...

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Food for Health: Inpatient, Outpatient, Mobile and Festive

2017- Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center (Connecticut) has several wellness food initiatives where patients learn about nutrition and food preparation. Initiatives include kitchen-based classes, safety and nutrition, and a healthy snacks program for children. The center...

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Food 4 Health: Nutrition Assistance is Preventive Health Care

2017-  Community Health Service Agency, Inc. (Texas) partners regionally with the North Texas Food Bank to couple food distribution with continuity of health care, addressing health outcomes as well as food quality and access. Outreach and enrollment workers at health...

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Community Health Workers, Groceries, Gardens and Markets

2017- Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (Massachusetts) partners with several local social services to comprehensively fight hunger. Food initiatives include a teaching kitchen with classes in cooking and nutrition, a local grocery store partnership for food...

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Multnomah County’s Food Focused Partnership with Zenger Farm

2017- Multnomah County’s Primary Care Clinics (Oregon) partnered with Zenger Farm to implement a clinic-hosted CSA program to deliver a weekly box of Zenger Farm vegetables for 23 weeks. Over the course of the program, 25 low-income patient families received access to...

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